jimmie and omar talk jimmy reed
Fri Oct 26 16:07:12 EDT 2007
Greg Nagy wrote:
> SRV was very passionate. I can play nearly every physical note of his,
> (not braggin, but most pros can), and still not sound like him. Jimmy is
> the same way, and it is the same thing. His feel is his own. I am in awe
> of both talents, but somehow Jimmy seems to have a bit more depth creatively
> and otherwise. Both give me goosebumps. I am not fence straddling. I
> really dig them both. But as I get older lean more toward what I imagine to
> be Jimmy's general notions and leanings.... With that said, Jimmy had the
> advantage of age. Wonder where SRV would have gone..
> My guess, he would have given us some pretty cool stuff.
I agree, it really would have been interesting to see where SRV would
have taken the music since he seemed to have come to grips with his
rock-star status in the end. No matter what anyone thinks of him
musically, they really can't dispute his passion. Take away the veil of
drugs and alcohol and I think the possibilities for him were wide open.
My only problem with SRV isn't really his doing, it is over-exposure and
my disdain for hero worship of many of his fans and all the wanna-be's
mimicking his style. Stevie wasn't responsible for those things. In
fact, it is my problem that I can't filter out that crap and enjoy his
music like I used to. Maybe in time ...
Keep on keepin' on ...
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